world of Caelereth offers a whole plethora
of different races, there are basically four main races to discern, who dominate
at all known continents:
Elves are a nature-loving, fragile and a very
mysterious kind with inborn magical abilities which only dark-elves use for
purposes countering nature's harmony. While some elven
tribes appear as in spiritual form, others consist of blood and flesh like
humans. They represent one of the main
races, which has by far the
smallest number of population compared with the human, dwarven
or orcish races. But one shouldn't forget
that the elves once were the predominating race in
lands if not the world itself. In their own elven
tongue (Elvish or
elves are also called the Styreians, which can be literally translated
to just "being" or "being [with] nature".
This also reflects their way of life.
The humans represent the predominating
race with by far the the highest population compared to the
dwarven or orcish races.
They are most commonly called "Men" (and in the singular form
"Man"). Humans are known to be shortlived in
comparison to other races, and they are renown for their tendency towards
conflict and aggression. Humans are neither as strong as
dwarvenkind nor do they possess
natural magical abilities, but as they are
ambivalently like the water a man is able to learn and master several
kinds of skills during his lifetime, whether they may concern training
of the body or the mind.
Dwarves are basically
clan-based underground-dwellers. They are stout, stocky and strong by nature, the latter not only concerning their
physical strength but also regarding their will and mental resistance.
On the other hand they are seen
often as stubborn and unyielding in every respect man can think
of, which makes them quite difficult to cope with at times. The
men grow long beards which they often braid, even
females may grow beards at certain Thergerim clans. The race is well known
their fantastic abilities concerning forging techniques.
They call themselves the
"Thergerim") according to their
Humans however often use the term "Thergerim" as
equivalent to the plural form.
men, dwarves and elves
the orcs are one
of the four main
Caelerethian races, but
the only one who is bearing evil intent by nature
and thus is
very aggressive. The numerous different orcish tribes and races with
orcish roots like the ogers and the
goblins are spread in all parts of the known world and have
led many wars against the other races and brought havoc to many lands.
While not evil by nature they're rather chaotic and their aggressive tendencies
are often exploited by other forces to bring death and destruction to
many places of
Orcs often follow blindly the orders of assigned leaders. The
appearance of this race varies
considerably from tribe to tribe, but the most feared varieties have
grotesque faces with slanting eyes and flattened snouts full with
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